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Mucocele of the appendix with hematuria.
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PMID:  11249237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucocele of the appendix, a nonspecific and descriptive term for an abnormal mucous accumulation within the appendiceal lumen, regardless of the underlying cause, is a rare clinical disease that is not usual as a consideration in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant lesions. The reported prevalence of mucocele of the appendix in appendectomy specimens is 0.2-0.3 percent. Hematuria due to mucocele of the appendix is extremely rare. Up to now, only few cases of such condition have been recorded in the literature. We describe a woman who experienced intermittent episodes of right lower quadrant pain and hematuria. Abdominal exploration incidentally displayed mucocele of the appendix. No evidence of other lesions was found. The patient was still in good health after operation. This case highlights mucocele of the appendix as a consideration in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain with hematuria.
K C Ng; C K Tan; S W Lai; D R Chen; W K Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Yale journal of biology and medicine     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0044-0086     ISO Abbreviation:  Yale J Biol Med     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2001-03-15     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417414     Medline TA:  Yale J Biol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Appendicitis / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Hematuria / etiology*
Mucocele / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Yale J Biol Med
Journal ID (pmc): yjbm
ISSN: 0044-0086
ISSN: 1551-4056
Publisher: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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Print publication date: Season: Jan?Feb Year: 2001
Volume: 74 Issue: 1
First Page: 9 Last Page: 12
ID: 2588674
PubMed Id: 11249237

Mucocele of the appendix with hematuria.
K. C. Ng
C. K. Tan
S. W. Lai
D. R. Chen
W. K. Chen
Department of Emergency, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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